The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
The seasonal weather forecast of the Senegal Meteorological Service showed a normal to increased rainfall season. Although the rainfall was normal to above average throughout the country, Senegal was not spared from recurrent disasters, especially torrential rains, strong winds and floods. The humanitarian situation is worrying due to possible increase of a large number of homeless people in the region of Saint-Louis, more precisely in the department of Dagana.
With the combination of increasing weather extremes such as severe storms, alongside the phenomenal growth of cities in many parts of the world, the potential for urban devastation is pronounced. With storms, increased rainfall often overwhelms rivers, drains and gutters, resulting in widespread flooding. However, some water managers are trying to view the abundance of this natural resource as an opportunity to rethink how the urban environment is designed and can function.
El 14 de setiembre de 2016, a las 19:00 horas aproximadamente, se registraron fuertes precipitaciones pluviales, ocasionando el aumentando del caudal de la quebrada mientras tres personas intentaban cruzar, causando daños a vivienda y a la vida - salud, en el caserío La Cocha, localidad de Licliconga. Código SINPAD 00078697.
Based on 44th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 44)
Kathmandu, Nepal | AFP | Thursday 9/22/2016 - 14:35 GMT
A Spanish trekker and three Nepali guides were killed and six others injured Thursday when a landslide hit their route in western Nepal, an official said.
An overnight downpour sent mud and stones hurtling down the slopes along the popular Manaslu route in the hilly district of Gorkha, trapping the trekkers.
"One Spanish trekker and three Nepalis have died in the accident," Gorkha district chief Narayan Prasad Bhatta told AFP.
Drones in Humanitarian Action - Case Study No.1
This case study highlights the role drones can play in providing high-resolution and up-to-date imagery that is essential to the development of exposure maps and for modelling flood risks in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In fact, Over 70 per cent of the people live in informal, unplanned settlements with inadequate infrastructure. In addition, heavy rainfalls twice a year result in significant flood risks.
- The high intensity of rainfall has trigerred widespread flooding in Central Java Province.
CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION (DAILY WATER LEVELS AND FORECASTS FOR LEVEL FORECAST SITES)
According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 17/09/2016, there is no Unprecedented and High flood site in the country. However, 05 Moderate flood sites have been reported in Assam & Bihar.
MODERATE FLOOD SITUATION
i) River Dhansiri (South) at Numaligarh, District- Golaghat, Assam is flowing at 77.47 m against danger level 77.42 m with Falling Trend.
New Delhi, 21 September, 2016
Earth System Science Organization (ESSO)
Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)
India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Summary of 10 day forecast:
Brahmaputra-Jamuna is in falling trend and may slightly rise in next 7 days.
Ganges river may remain steady
Padma river is in steady state and may remain so.
Rivers around Dhaka city may remain steady.
MEXICO, USA – TC PAINE
• Tropical Cyclone PAINE continued moving north near the western coasts of Baja California peninsula, weakening and becoming a Post Tropical Cyclone. On 21 September at 3.00 (UTC) its centre was located approx. 140 km west of Punta Eugenia (Baja California State) and it had max. sustained winds speed of 55 km/h.
Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Thursday 9/22/2016 - 03:05 GMT
The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 26, an official said Thursday, with hopes fading for 19 others still missing.
Aid has begun pouring into Garut in the west of Indonesia's main island of Java, where 23 people died and 18 remain missing after torrential rain and fast-rising floods swept through the region, the national disaster agency said.
THỪA THIÊN - HUẾ —Rains from noon until the late afternoon turned Thua Thien-Hue Province’s Huế City into a river.
Almost all roads in the city were flooded, affecting the lives of locals. Schools and kindergartens were shut, forcing parents to leave work early to pick up their children before the floods worsened.
Heavy rains continued to pour water down on the streets, causing chaos as many people rushed home. Many foreign visitors were stuck in bars and restaurants in the city because of the flooding.
Debido a las fuertes lluvias que por más de 3 horas se presentaron el lunes 19 de septiembre en horas de la tarde en el municipio de Puerto Carreño y que estuvieron acompañadas de vientos huracanados y tormenta eléctrica, 150 familias fueron damnificadas, 50 viviendas afectadas por pérdida de techos e inundaciones, y 6 viviendas quedaron destruidas. También se reportó la caída de 100 árboles en zona rural y periurbana del municipio durante el vendaval que arrasaron las redes eléctricas, dejando a toda la población del municipio sin servicio de energía durante toda la noche.
The use of Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) to provide humanitarian assistance so that people may access the goods and services they need before, during and following a crisis has been gaining momentum over the past decade. Despite the considerable use of cash and vouchers by government and non-state actors in major emergencies in Asia, the use of CTP in humanitarian response in the South Pacific islands has been relatively small-scale, and limited to only a few countries.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Heavy rainfalls occurred in the western part of Serbia on 6-7 March 2016, which caused the Western and Southern Morava rivers to spill over. As a result of continuous rains, further flooding affected other areas of the country, bringing 15 municipalities to declare a state of natural disaster. The worst affected municipalities were Pozega, Bajina Basta, Novi Pazar, Lucani, City of Kraljevo and Cacak.
The first case of the Mayaro virus disease was detected. This disease is transmitted by the "Aedes aegypti" mosquito, the same transmitter of zika, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya, among others.
This virus has the same symptoms of the above mentioned diseases: fever, fatigue and pain in joints and muscles. There is no specific treatment or vaccine to prevent this virus.
Detectan en Haití un primer caso de virus mayaro. Esta enfermedad es transmitida por el mosquito "Aedes aegypti", el mismo que transmite zika, dengue, fiebre amarilla y chikungunya.
Este virus tiene los mismos síntomas de las anteriores enfermedades, como fiebre, mareo, sensación de fatiga y dolor en las articulaciones.
No existe tratamiento específico o vacuna para prevenir este virus.